The Urgency of Practicum Classes at Indonesian Vocational Colleges During the Covid-19 Pandemic
- 10.2991/assehr.k.211208.026How to use a DOI?
- practicum class; vocational college; students’ perception; The Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia
As the Covid-19 pandemic has forced all teaching and learning to be done online, vocational colleges may face a variety of issues as a result of the big portion of practicum class they provide. Students will certainly need to use laboratory equipment, such as large-heavy machines, to expose them to the real-world application of the knowledge they learned from their lectures. When a practicum class is held online, such tasks are difficult to complete, affecting the students’ ability to perform specific skills and competencies. This study attempts to explore Indonesian vocational college students’ perceptions of online practicum class during the covid-19 pandemic. It involves 798 students from 12 vocational colleges of Indonesia’s Ministry of Industry. The findings reveal that the vast majority of students perceive problems in their online practicum class, ranging from a distaste of the practicum online technique to the feeling that skills and competency are being harmed. It is suggested that the practicum class be conducted offline, since otherwise, the targeted skills and competencies would be compromised.
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TY - CONF AU - Fajria Fatmasari AU - Dedi Febrianto AU - Avia Enggar Tyasti PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/08 TI - The Urgency of Practicum Classes at Indonesian Vocational Colleges During the Covid-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ICTVET 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 154 EP - 159 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211208.026 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211208.026 ID - Fatmasari2021 ER -